It's Friday evening now. The little one had her most successful potty day yet and is now sound asleep. I've had a glass of wine, watched last night's Daily Show and Conan on the DVR and I feel less frazzled than I have in days. My blogging mojo is coming back and I am thrilled to have received two much-needed confidence boosters today, I had one of my photos published on Bites, Today.com's food blog and was Mmm... is for Mommy! was officially added to the nominees list for the 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards. Thank you.
My Pumpkin Spice & White Chocolate Biscotti
Adapted from My Baking Addiction
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs, large
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini white chocolate chips
In stand mixer with paddle attachment (or by hand), combine the eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. In another large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and spice. Add the dry ingredients all at once to the wet and mix until it comes together into a dough. Knead in the chocolate chips by hand and divide the dough in two. Form each portion of dough into a log about 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten the top of each log. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, then remove from oven and lower oven temperature to 300 degrees. Allow the biscotti logs to cool for 15 minutes and then slice somewhat diagonally (a serrated knife works best) into 1/2 inch slices. Place biscotti, cut side up on the same parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 300 for 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
While I didn't this time, these would be excellent dipped or drizzled with more white chocolate and some chopped crystallized ginger added to the dough with the chips would be heavenly!
Funny thing is, I already wish I had more pumpkin...
To anyone currently facing potty-training or who has ever done it, I raise my newly refilled glass to you... Cheers!